How’s life in the digital age in Finland?

Finland enjoys many of the opportunities and benefits of the digital transformation, relative to other OECD countries. Access and use of the Internet and the variety of activities that people use the Internet for is high compared to other countries, and life satisfaction gains are relatively high. At the same time, the level of inequality of uses of the Internet is low relative to OECD countries. At 5.6% of employment, information industries contribute significantly to employment in Finland, digital skills are digital resources in education are high and few jobs are at risk of automation relative to OECD countries, but related job strain is at the OECD average, and digitalisation is not reducing job strain in Finland. People in Finland use the internet at high rates for consumption, to search for jobs, use e-government and seek health information, but less for social networking, relative to OECD countries. At 21kg e-waste per inhabitant, Finland is above the OECD average in pollution from electronic waste.

Figure 4.9. The digital well-being wheel in Finland

Note: This wheel depicts Finland’s relative performance in terms of key opportunities and risks in the context of the digital transformation. The centre of the wheel corresponds to the lowest outcome observed across all OECD countries, while the outer circle corresponds to the highest outcome. For opportunities (in dark blue) longer bars indicate better outcomes, whereas for risks (in yellow), longer bars indicate worse outcomes. If data are missing for any given indicator, the relevant segment of the circle is shaded in white.


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